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Songs for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Here are the illustrated songs that I’ve collected so far to celebrate St. Patrick’s day:

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LIMERICKS
Sing any Limerick with one tune.

There Was an Old Man with a Beard
Limerick by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Kelly Oechsli
For example:
“There was an old man with a beard…”
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old

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Limericks by Lear
Verses by Edward Lear
Sing to a Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Published in 1965 by World Publishing Company
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 65-22152
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old
This book includes singable poems:

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Shamrock Days: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Rhymes, Songs, Projects, Games, and Snacks
Elizabeth McKinnon

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St. Patrick’s Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone
From Michael Brent Publications

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old lady swallowed a clover
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
Traditional Tune
Words by Lucille Colandro
Illustrated by Jared Lee

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Emily’s Note to Self:

Check the compilations of Holiday Songs:

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The Holiday Song Book (100 Songs!  27 Holidays)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Additional Lyrics by Robert Quackenbush
Musical Arrangements by Harry Bush
Selected by Robert Quackenbush
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

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singing holidays oscar brand  singing holidays oscar brand inside cover
Singing Holidays (the Calendar in Folk Song)
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Text and Selections by Oscar Brand
Musical Arrangements by Douglas Townsend
Illustrated by Roberta Moynihan
Published by Alfred A. Knoph (1957)
LOC Catalog Card #: 57-5253

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Days to Celebrate (A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More)
Poems Collected and Text Written by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

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Light the Candles!  Beat the Drums! (a book of holidays)
Text by Jane Sarnoff
Illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

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Related Posts

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I KNOW AN OLD WOMAN/THERE WAS AN OLD LADY  (AND VARIATIONS) IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/i-know-an-and-there-was-an-awful-lots-of-things-to-sing-about/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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IMPORTANT DATES AND CELEBRATIONS

Important Dates for the Singable Picture Book Calendar
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/important-dates-for-the-singable-picture-book-calendar/

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St. PATRICK’S DAY
Songs to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/songs-for-st-patricks-day/

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